Date        : 09 July 2017         

Venue      : Redbridge - Daisy lake

Match      : Championship #3

 

Match Write-up: by Allan Bayman

 

We had a very disappointing 7 turn up for our match at Redbridge Lake which is a fairly technical venue. We also had a number of people book on and then pull out. Luckily we did not have to pay for the pegs.

 

Big baits and crude rigs just won’t work here as it’s a silver fish venue. You normally need 40lb plus and weights around 80lb are starting to show when the skimmers and ide feed properly. The ide tend to show shallow and you can normally see signs of them moving around as the splash and create bow waves on the surface. The lake we were on Daisy, looked pretty flat calm with few signs of moving fish.

Unlike previous visits the breakfast was out within just a few minutes ….   so they’ve clearly taken onboard feedback.

With the open match on Cuthbert two clubs were squeezed onto the other lake Daisy and unlike the main match lake that was raised up Daisy sits several feet lower so is slightly less windswept which on such a hot day might be a bad thing.

 

Basically it fished very poorly. There were fish there but they were very spooky and I lost a good number of proper skimmers and the fish I did have were barely hooked. Changing rigs to super silly light hooks and line did not bring any more bites and rotating through 5 lines found only one where I could get bites.

 

Ash (pictured left) was on the end peg and had a bay to himself and ran away with the match with 15lb plus of skimmers, ide and tench. Colin and Phil both had ide and skimmers for 2nd and third.

 

Unfortunately it seems we won’t be coming back here as the low attendance suggests it is not a popular venue so we’ll have to find an alternative. Shame as some people had moaned at the lack of silver fish matches so guess its back to carp , carp and more carp.

 

 

NAME

WEIGHT

POINTS

Peg

COMMENTS

1

Ash Adams

15.10

100

41

 

2

Colin Rennison

8.15

95

45

 

3

Phil Rule

7.04

90

42

 

4

Allan Bayman

4.04

85

47

 

5

Kev Hawes

3.08

80

43

 

6

Martin Boddy

1.10

75

46

 

7

Chris Stride

1.06

70

44

 

fished

7

38.09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 DNW = Did Not Weigh, DNS = Did Not Show